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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-04-05 11:25 PM
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56. I don't know if my experience bears out your friend's explanation
I just don't perceive anything approaching justice as a natural outcome for anything.
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  -Do you believe in karmic balance? leftofthedial  Aug-04-05 02:43 AM   #0 
  - no balance.  LastKnight   Aug-04-05 02:50 AM   #1 
  - I believe there is balance  KitchenWitch   Aug-04-05 02:52 AM   #2 
  - I was just going to say that  enigmatic   Aug-04-05 02:53 AM   #3 
  - Is that you or Wetzel talking?  KitchenWitch   Aug-04-05 02:55 AM   #4 
     - He just gave me a noogie  enigmatic   Aug-04-05 02:56 AM   #5 
  - do you have evidence to show this,  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 11:47 AM   #6 
  - is the universe making stabs at it?  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 11:49 AM   #7 
  - I tend to agree with you.  Joan_Alpern   Aug-04-05 11:51 AM   #8 
  - do you currently agree with what I used to believe  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 12:14 PM   #15 
     - *sigh*  Joan_Alpern   Aug-04-05 12:35 PM   #23 
        - I understand, I think  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 12:43 PM   #27 
           - so let me offer you this  Joan_Alpern   Aug-04-05 02:15 PM   #35 
              - I try always to do what I believe is right  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 02:37 PM   #39 
                 - then here is another wisdom from a Native American friend of mine  Joan_Alpern   Aug-04-05 04:02 PM   #43 
                    - I hope you're right  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 09:48 PM   #47 
                       - I sincerely hope so too leftofthedial because I agree with this post.  Joan_Alpern   Aug-04-05 09:56 PM   #49 
                          - Thanks, Joan_Alpern  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 10:32 PM   #51 
  - I voted Karma is NOT bullshit, but there is no balance. Here's why:  TXlib   Aug-04-05 11:55 AM   #9 
  - are you saying what goes around comes around  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 12:11 PM   #11 
     - Essentially.  TXlib   Aug-04-05 12:13 PM   #13 
        - that is close to what I used to believe  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 12:17 PM   #16 
           - that you see.  kick-ass-bob   Aug-04-05 12:18 PM   #17 
              - immense wealth, power  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 12:33 PM   #22 
                 - If you steal money, steal billions  TXlib   Aug-04-05 12:37 PM   #25 
                 - exactly  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 12:44 PM   #28 
                 - Right. Those are things that outsiders can see and measure.  kick-ass-bob   Aug-04-05 12:39 PM   #26 
                    - what price? who collects payment?  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 12:46 PM   #29 
                       - it's different for different people. I'm not going to try to quantify it -  kick-ass-bob   Aug-04-05 12:58 PM   #34 
  - you bring to your life what you ask for.  kick-ass-bob   Aug-04-05 11:55 AM   #10 
  - the power of positive thinking is a great system  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 12:12 PM   #12 
     - and your system works oh, so much better?  kick-ass-bob   Aug-04-05 12:13 PM   #14 
        - no! that's not what I meant  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 12:20 PM   #19 
           - ok - gotcha.  kick-ass-bob   Aug-04-05 12:22 PM   #20 
              - on a daily basis, I'm far more aware of the other side of the coin  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 12:36 PM   #24 
                 - A story:  kick-ass-bob   Aug-04-05 12:48 PM   #31 
                    - I work with at-risk kids and have seen similar outcomes  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 12:56 PM   #33 
  - I'm a Buddhist  Old_Fart   Aug-04-05 12:20 PM   #18 
  - I'm part Irish  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 12:47 PM   #30 
     - Aren't we all  Old_Fart   Aug-04-05 02:47 PM   #42 
     - slainte!  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 09:50 PM   #48 
     - I play Irish music.  Pobeka   Aug-04-05 10:04 PM   #50 
        - ah! such a sweet torment!  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 10:38 PM   #52 
           - You bet! It *is* sweet, and gets better with age! n/t  Pobeka   Aug-04-05 11:03 PM   #54 
              - I won't make the obligatory jokes about  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 11:24 PM   #55 
  - If you believe in karma then the word "balance" is unnecessary  billyskank   Aug-04-05 12:29 PM   #21 
  - Aha! I used to think it was like the 3rd law of motion  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 12:50 PM   #32 
  - So - you no longer believe in karma, then.  billyskank   Aug-04-05 02:36 PM   #38 
     - I think it's like justice  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 10:41 PM   #53 
  - I learned it a few different ways  AuntJen   Aug-04-05 02:41 PM   #40 
     - I don't know if my experience bears out your friend's explanation  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 11:25 PM   #56 
        - It seems that "justice" is a human concept  AuntJen   Aug-05-05 11:08 AM   #61 
           - call it balance or harmony or justice or fairness  leftofthedial   Aug-05-05 02:27 PM   #63 
  - No  Pithlet   Aug-04-05 02:18 PM   #36 
  - ain't it true.  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 11:26 PM   #57 
  - Not Karma, exactly...  SOteric   Aug-04-05 02:18 PM   #37 
  - there is a level at which you can cause negative consequences  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 11:29 PM   #58 
  - I do not believe in karmic reward and punishment  AuntJen   Aug-04-05 02:45 PM   #41 
  - IMO a Turing-test-like logic applies  AlienGirl   Aug-04-05 09:31 PM   #46 
  - To coin a phrase, it's bullshit.  HypnoToad   Aug-04-05 04:07 PM   #44 
  - I wish I could  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 11:31 PM   #59 
  - No balance...  AlienGirl   Aug-04-05 09:24 PM   #45 
  - I don't believe in reincarnation or other lives or any of that.  leftofthedial   Aug-04-05 11:33 PM   #60 
  - Nope. Shit just happens. Any meaning (good or bad) is subjective  Taverner   Aug-05-05 11:20 AM   #62 
     - are you positive?  leftofthedial   Aug-05-05 03:59 PM   #64 
 

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